Don’t Feel Guilty When You Say No

No Is A Complete Sentence

Hello World & Happy Day My Friends πŸ€—πŸ€—

It took me a really long time to learn that NO is a complete sentence.. To understand that I shouldn’t feel guilty or have to give an explanation when saying no… And sometimes it’s still hard for me to say no βœ‹πŸš«πŸ™……

I totally get when we say no to children that they will pout or throw a fit cause they are still learning yet when an adult gets all butt hurt or gets pissed off when I say no to something.. That totally throws me for a loop… πŸ˜’πŸ™„πŸ€”…

There is nothing wrong with saying NO if what you’re being asked to do isn’t right for you… You don’t need to explain and you certainly shouldn’t feel guilty… Yet we tend too feel we need to explain, we feel guilty for saying no… Or the people we’re saying no to try to make you feel bad for saying it πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ™„…..

The people that respect your decision will smile and say okay.. The ones that don’t may get really mad & may even walk away… Yet don’t feel bad for saying no cause it’s a complete sentence too … Saying yes when you mean no isn’t good for them or you! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰…

Have a beautiful day world ❀️

Ricci πŸ’•

Author: Hello World Goodnight Universe

Hello World, My name is Ricci pronounced like Ricky, yet it's been mispronounced all my life and at my age I answer to just about anything 😊 I am a writer, a writer of motivational light. A writer about everyday life. My story is one of hope, inspiration & motivation... One that begins over a half a century ago, when life was much different than it is today. We all have our own story, for each of us is unique. Some have had it easy, some have had it hard. Yet I believe that each one of our stories can bring a bit of light to others and I hope mine will bring light to some of you. My goal is to tell my story with hope that others can see that no matter what happens throughout your life... You CAN prevail, even when it feels like you can't. For I know it's possible for I have and am prevailing each and every day. You are NOT alone... Everything is possible when you believe. Everything is possible when you believe in YOU ❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀❀ https://www.gofundme.com/riccis-healing-journey

6 thoughts on “Don’t Feel Guilty When You Say No”

  1. I usally begin with the “No – but thank you for asking me.” If pressed again, then I will say with/ even more conviction “No, afraid I can’t/don’t/won’t do that. But again, thank you for asking.” If someone doesn’t let it go after that, I smile sweetly and mentally tell myself that I’m happy, and say “I can understand your feelings, but again – thank you for asking but the answer is No.” …. and I end the conversation by either walking away, changing the subject or simply tilting my head on one side to kind of tell them that the balls in their court as to where this whole thing is heading. So far I’ve only had one person press their case home …. and they won’t be doing it again. At least … not to me.

    Don’t feel the guilt, Ricci. You’re in charge of your body and your life. You make the decisions. No one makes them for you. ~ C.

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    1. I totally agree Cobs and I’m usually good at saying no except with my kids but even then I am good at saying no to many things.. It’s the people that keep trying to tell me what I should and shouldn’t do on my journey and the thing is… I haven’t even left yet.. Go figure huh… The ones that try to tell me what I should and shouldn’t do wouldn’t ever embark on a bus living journey which makes me really go HUH????

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      1. To those who are eager to give advice on something they wouldn’t do at all: “Oh, my dear friend, you must be very nervous to have thought up such stuff. If that’s how you feel, then I won’t invite you to come with me. Do have a lovely stay at home. I’ll send you a postcard from Opar if they have any mail service. “

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  2. One of my heroines, Miss Manners (also known as Judith Martin), would like people to accept “No, thank you” as a complete answer. When asked by a fan how to avoid going into explanations when the words “No, thank you” sound curt, Miss Manners replied, “Oh, dear, thank you so very much, I would simply love to if there were any way I were able, but it’s absolutely impossible, and what a terrible shame that is because I would so have enjoyed to, and you were so very kind to have asked me.”
    … I would add, while you’re saying no, remind yourself that anyone who doesn’t accept “No” for an answer is not a friend and therefor if they get mad, you’ve gained some freedom.
    “I said no no no no I don’t do that no more, I’m tired of waking up on the floor, No thank you please, it only makes me sneeze, then it makes it hard to find the door.”

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